Security Manager discussion group

 S2_Online is an email list server for qualified security managers to help other new security managers. This is shared brain power where we can ask for assistance and leverage the the combined experience of experienced Security Managers - Click here for the S2_Online Email List Server (Formerly Security Managers Info List Server)


S2's are the Intelligence and Security Officer for Military Units. This is often a thankless job, where they receive little training.


Many people often get a COUNTRY Clearance confused with a mission in the G2 or S2 security office.  Many are thinking personnel security clearance is similar.  That is very wrong.  Country clearances are doctrinally done in the G3 or S3.  It is part of an operation, hence the 3 office.


The G2 and S2 provide updated information and intelligence pertaining to the traveler's country upon request. Also, if the traveler is SCI read on, than the traveler has a reporting requirement to their SSO.


Many of these issues get confusing and causes problems when super troopers try to make things work even if not in their expertise or lane. Let the correct people, who have the current changes work the issues!  It will save you sorrow later.


To get area knowledge the below sites are good:


State Dept Travel Advisories  (First place to look.)

Current Travel Warnings
This State Dept link is great for all offices that have to prepare travel briefing


Time and

Some DOD websites have been taken off the web and may be dead links here.

TRADOC Reg 525-13, Force Protection Program (FPP)

Force protection team to assess Army's vulnerability to threats

Force Protection References

CIA - The World Factbook

Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.


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